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Airbus: Hydrogen Won’t See Widespread Use Before 2050

Airbus: Hydrogen Won’t See Widespread Use Before 2050

While they are actively developing technologies for hydrogen, Airbus doesn’t think that it will see widespread use on airliners before 2050. The 2050 estimate comes from a presentation on hydrogen and other technologies, that Airbus made for European Union officials....
The Double Bubble D8: A Coming Leap In Efficiency?

The Double Bubble D8: A Coming Leap In Efficiency?

It’s been in the making for some time now, but will the Double Bubble D8 become the short/medium-haul airliner of the future? NASA is working on quite diverse types of projects. Exploring space and flying cool helicopters on other planets, is just one category....
The easyJet ecoJet – Has Its Time Arrived?

The easyJet ecoJet – Has Its Time Arrived?

The ecoJet, an easyJet idea for an efficient airliner, seemed a bit ‘too out there’ when it appeared nearly 14 years ago. But is it far-fetched now? A recent article reminded us of this old concept. Back in June 2007, easyJet presented the world with ecoJet, their...
WheelTug – Planes Pushing Themselves Out Of The Gate?

WheelTug – Planes Pushing Themselves Out Of The Gate?

After demonstrating its system for the first time last September, WheelTug is now getting more and more orders, from intrigued airlines. The system could potentially reduce emissions and save fuel – and time! Certification could come by the end of the year. WheelTug’s...
Cut Emissions By Flying A Bit Straighter! Simple?

Cut Emissions By Flying A Bit Straighter! Simple?

An agreement between UK and Canada could cut emissions by letting pilots do something unprecedented: fly straight where they want to go! Canada’s NAV and United Kingdom’s NATS agreed to NOT designate specific transatlantic flight paths to airliners, when conditions...